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Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown, TX

Wednesday, June 19 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Hands-On, Minds-On: Teaching Computing and 21st Century Skills through Engineering Design

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Discover a program that empowers students to develop and apply computational thinking skills to solve "real world" problems in a project-based environment. Engineering Applications of Computer Science Principles is a year-long, design-based high school course that integrates computer science (CS) with engineering design. Developed by University of Texas Engineering and Computer Engineering faculty, experienced secondary teachers and curriculum developers, and engineers with decades of industry experience, this hands-on course engages students in authentic engineering and CS practices. Come learn how we scaffold student acquisition and application of CS principles across a series of engaging and socially relevant design challenges.

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Cheryl Farmer

Director of Precollege Engneering Education Initiatives, The University of Texas at Austin
cheryl.farmer@mail.utexas.eduI have worked at the interface of secondary and post-secondary engineering education for more than a decade. As the founding program director of the NSF-funded UTeachEngineering program, I have led the development, launch, and growth of an innovative high... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
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